Fatou is set to be the next sensation from Mali
, a country embarrassingly rich in musical talent. She has a sound like no other and an easy charm that wins over audiences immediately. On the eve of the release of her debut album, due out on World Circuit
, Fly wanted to find out what makes her tick Continue reading Fatoumata Diawara – Malian pathbreaker
Not to sure what the title You Make Me Real is trying to get at but this is a great debut album where classical instruments to play techno!
Continue reading Brandt Brauer Frick – You Make Me Real
After all the acclaim that has been loaded upon James Blakes’ debut album entitled James Blake, it’s only fair to write some more about the biggest sound of 2011 so far.
Continue reading James Blake – James Blake
So if you can imagine giving jazz legend a 70th birthday party and got a load of his favourite International music stars to join in on ten of his favourite songs, The Imagine Project would be such a star studded present!
Continue reading Herbie Hancock – The Imagine Project
As the Shez Raja Collective prepare for their album launch gig in the heart of Soho jazzland this week, the CD got wondering where the Mahavishnu Orchestra would be in 2010 if they’d been led by Jaco Pastorius; Mystic Radikal wouldn’t have been too far away – yep, It’s that good!
Continue reading Shez Raja Collective – Mystic Radikal
Since The Simonsound appeared on the Jonny Trunk OST Show on Resonance 104.4FM recently, people have noticed that I seem close to obsessed by him; this may be true but I’d not be the only one.
Continue reading Music for Lunatics – Here’s Jonny II (The Cultural Pottage Cut)
Regular readers will know that we’ve got a soft spot for the record label Obliqsound, none more so than when they bring out a new jazz album by an new talent.
Continue reading Massimo Biolcati – Persona
With Gilles Peterson proclaiming Silent Movie as album of the year, it’s time to check out whether this bold claim can be true for a debut album!
Continue reading Quiet Village – Silent Movie
I wonder if Finn Peters’ butterflies are in his stomach due to the “difficult” second album syndrome; he need not worry says Gerry Hectic
Continue reading Finn Peters – Butterflies
Recorded in New York in 1968 and originally released on a private label, for the first time this lost gem gets a commercial release; Hear, O Israel – A Prayer Ceremony In Jazz
Continue reading Herbie Hancock Sextet – Hear, O Israel – A Prayer Ceremony In Jazz
Lionel Loueke is a guitarist/vocalist from Benin who has gained accolades galore for his latest album with his trio and a couple of very special guests!
Continue reading Lionel Loueke – Karibu
Not heard from King Britt for a while and while there’s more than one good reason for joining him on “a spiritual quest for a higher sound”, because it’s brilliant will do for starters
Continue reading V/A – King Britt Presents The Cosmic Lounge Volume One
The In The Mind Of… series which kicked off with Nitin Sawhney is an intriguing idea
Continue reading V/A – In the Mind of Jamie Cullum
Hectic chats with living legend Eddie Henderson about Miles, medicine and the Messengers
Continue reading Eddie Henderson – Doctor Funk